F2 Logistics kicks off its title hunt when it collides with Cignal in the Philippine Super liga Grand Prix today at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
Reigning champion Petron clashes with PLDT at 2 p.m. while United VC tackles Sta. Lucia in the 4:15 p.m. battle of this prestigious women’s volleyball tourney that has ESPN5 and 5Plus as broadcast partners.
Then, it’s going to be the Cargo Movers’ turn as they tangle with the HD Spikers in the 7 p.m. featured encounter of this league that is backed by Asics, Mikasa, Mueller, Senoh, Team Rebel Sports, Bizooku, UCPB Gen, Hotel Sogo and Data Project.
Foton and Sta. Lucia barged on top of the team standings after emerging victorious in the opening salvo.
Drawing strength from former Turkish national team member Selime Ilyasoglu and American Courtney Felinski, the Tornadoes dominated United VC, 26-24, 25-20, 15-25, 25-21, while the Lady Realtors snapped their 13-game losing streak when they eked out a heart-stopping 25-21, 22-25, 25-23, 16-25 win over Generika-Ayala.
Joining them in the win column will be the main objective of F2 Logistics, which waged a recruiting coup in a bid to regain the crown of this import-flavored conference.
After bowing to Petron in a thrilling finale last year, F2 Logistics tapped veteran reinforcement Lindsay Stalzer and prolific Italian-American journeywoman Becky Perry to join the solid core of Aby Maraño, Ara Galang, Kianna Dy, Dawn Macandili, Majoy Baron and Kim Fajardo in its title quest.
Stalzer, a three-time champion and former Most Valuable Player, steered the Blaze Spikers to the title last year and her addition will provide the Cargo Movers the experience and stability on the floor.